A world of possibilities

Our graduates have taken up interesting avenues for their future paths, in careers and academics.

A world of possibilities awaits our graduates. They can explore varied opportunities in both employment and higher education. Whether in business, public services, teaching, or entrepreneurship, our graduates will benefit from an education that nurtures the fundamental capabilities along with deep disciplinary knowledge. We also foresee students continuing to pursue higher studies either at Azim Premji University or elsewhere.

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Six batches have graduated with their first degrees in Biology, Physics, Economics, and Humanities (English, History, Philosophy). Some of them also pursued an honours degree through advanced research projects.

  • 6 Batches
  • 34 % Working / Fellowship
  • 41 % Pursuing Higher Education

We are seeing very exciting trends of our students pursuing both interesting work opportunities as well as getting admissions to Masters and PhD programmes in institutions of National importance in India as well as Public Universities and Ivy League institutions abroad.

Our graduates are pursuing postgraduation or integrated doctoral programmes in some of the following areas:

Anthropology, Biology, Comparative Literature and India Studies, Computer Application, Counselling Psychology, Craftsmanship and Food Production, Development Management, Development, Digital Society, Diploma in Acting, Education, Environmental Studies and Resource Management, Filmmaking, Food Safety and Biotechnology, History, Human Genetics, Human Resources, Instrumental Sciences, Law, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Microbiology, Philosophy, Physics, Public Policy, Society and Culture, Wildlife Biology and Conservation, Women’s Studies, etc.

They are studying at 30+ Universities in India such as :

  • The Energy Research Institute (TERI)
  • Ashoka University
  • Azim Premji University
  • Centre for Human Genetics (CHG), Bengaluru
  • Delhi University
  • Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
  • International Institute of Information Technology (IIITs)
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (ISSER)
  • Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata
  • Indian Institute of Psychology and Research (IIPR), Bengaluru
  • Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), Bengaluru
  • Institute of Public Enterprise, Telangana
  • National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru
  • National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
  • National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU), Gujarat
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT)
  • Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (RUAS), Bengaluru
  • Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), Coimbatore
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
  • The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad
  • Wildlife Institute of India (WII)

Our graduates are pursuing higher studies abroad leading to a Postgraduate degree or Doctoral degree in both disciplinary and inter-disciplinary areas like:

Advanced International Studies, Biology, Biomolecular Sciences, Economics, Educational Studies, Finance, Global Health Policy, Global Markets, Local Creativities (GLOCAL), Journalism, Linguistics, Intensive Language (Korean), Knowledge-Power and Politics, Landscape Ecology, Life Sciences, Marine Science, Material Science, Modern Indian Studies, Physics and Astronomy, Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystem, etc. 

Our graduates are studying at 50+ Universities across the globe.

  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York 
  • Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Texas Tech University, Texas
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Yale University, Connecticut
  • McGill University, Canada 
  • Barcelona School of Economics, Barcelona, Spain
  • Bocconi University, Italy
  • Charles University of Prague, Czechia
  • Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI), Paris
  • Diplomatische Akademie Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • ESPCI and Institute Curie, Paris
  • ESSEC Business School, France
  • Geneva Graduate Institute, Switzerland
  • Gottingen University, Germany
  • KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Leiden University, Netherlands
  • London School of Economics, England
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
  • Lund University, Sweden
  • National University of Ireland, Ireland
  • Robert Gordon University, Scotland
  • Sapienza University of Rome, Rome
  • School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London
  • Université de Paris, Paris, France
  • University of Amsterdam, Netherlands 
  • University of Birmingham, England
  • University of Bonn, Germany
  • University of Bristol, England
  • University of Cambridge, England
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • University of Gottingen (Georg August University of Gottingen)
  • University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • University of L’Aquila & University of Hamburg, Germany
  • University of Leeds, UK
  • University of Oxford, England
  • University of Padova, Italy
  • University of Siena, Italy
  • University of South Bohemia, Czechia
  • University of the Arts, London
  • University of Warwick, England
  • Vienna School of Diplomacy, Austria
  • WU Vienna — Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • Seoul National University, South Korea
  • University of Melbourne, Australia

Our graduates are broadly working in Academic/​Research Institutions, organisations focusing on Public services and also in for-profit organisations. 

Academic / Research institutions
  • ASER-Pratham
  • Azim Premji University (Research centers)
  • Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), Mumbai and Bangalore
  • Creative School, Bangalore
  • International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS)
  • Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS), Bengaluru
  • Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bengaluru
  • LEAD at Krea University
  • Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), Mysuru
  • National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru
  • PRS Legislative Research, New Delhi
  • Sloka- The Hyderabad Waldorf School, Hyderabad
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai
  • ThinkTac, Bengaluru
Other organisations
  • Ashoka Social Innovation for Livelihoods
  • Andhra Pradesh Centre for Financial Systems and Services (APCFSS)
  • Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
  • Azim Premji Foundation
  • Dakshin Foundation
  • Eblity
  • Firefly Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. 
  • Foundation of Agrarian Studies 
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Libtech India
  • Reuters
  • Sattva Consulting
  • Teach for India
  • Technoserve
  • The Nudge Foundation 
  • Wipro Archives and Resource Centre 

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Students’ Experiences

Mahathi Narayanaswami, BSc Physics [Hons], 2020 – 23, on the labs, basketball leagues, interesting interactions outside classrooms, and more from her time at the University. She is now headed to Yale University for her PhD programme in Biophysics 

Sahana Subramanyam and Meghna Prasad
were both part of the first cohort of students to do their BA in Economics at the University, and are currently pursuing their PhD in Economics at two of the best economics departments in the world. Sahana is at Stanford University and Meghana is at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

While doing the Undergraduate Programme in Physics, I got a chance to explore other areas as well. I picked up some humanities courses, which helped me get a broad picture of the society,” says Manaswi Shroti, BSc (Honours) in Physics (2016−19), Azim Premji University, working with the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), Bengaluru.

Abitha C graduated in 2018 with a degree in Biology. She worked with Azim Premji Foundation and associated with the School at Yadgir. Know about her learning experience at the University, how she got interested in research and also her work at the Foundation. She is now pursuing her postgraduation at Finland.

Sahana Subramanian, BA Economics ( Class of 2019) is currently pursuing PhD in Sustainability Science at the Lund University, Sweden. She talks about how the learnings at Azim Premji University have helped in her academic/​career path, especially in the sphere of research.

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  • Advait Moharir

    Advait Moharir, Research Associate, CAFRAL

  • Abitha Chakrapani

    Abitha Chakrapani | MSc, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

  • Sheetal Harumalani

    Sheetal Harumalani | Learning and Development Specialist, Early Steps Academy

  • Siddharth Bhatnagar

    Siddharth Bhatnagar | PhD in Astrophysics, University of Geneva

  • Bhakti Kelkar

    Bhakti Kelkar | Research Associate, Prayas

  • Revathi Sreenivasan

    Revathi Sreenivasan | Clinical Programmer

  • Nishant Narayanasamy

    Nishant Narayanasamy, PhD Student, National Centre for Biological Sciences

  • Divvya Ramesh

    Divvya Ramesh, PhD Student, Systems Biology, ETH Zürich

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